Mike Ervin
Mike Ervin

Ready Pac Foods Inc. announced Michael Ervin as its new plant director in Irwindale, Calif.

Ervin will oversee operational performance and strategic initiatives and manage site growth. He will focus on maintaining operational success within the company’s manufacturing site and distribution process. He will report directly to Peter Laport, chief supply chain officer for Ready Pac.

“Michael’s proven track record of improving operational excellence is palpable,” Laport said the press release. “We are honored to welcome him to the Ready Pac family and we’re eager to leverage his leadership background to build an even stronger operational team.”

Ervin graduated from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., with a degree in agricultural engineering, technology and business. He has previously worked for Marietta Corp. as general manager and other premiere companies, including Coco-Cola Enterprises, Kraft Foods and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.